I’m bumping this because I believe it’s worth keeping in focus.
I’m going to try to keep this short and to the point (there’s no way for this one to be “sweet”). What’s going on in Florida with this woman is, IMNSHO, an abomination. Don’t we have a Constitution that prohibits “cruel and unusual” punishment? If someone starves an animal to death, we consider it a crime. Mass murderers at least get a quick exit via a needle and speedy drugs. This poor woman has harmed no one, and yet she’s being deliberately and with forethought starved to death — which is, by all accounts, a slow and excruciatingly painful way to go. There’s no way someone can do this to another human being and claim it’s out of love for them. It’s vicious no matter how you look at it.
And as far as her husband’s “rights” go — didn’t he effectively and morally give that position up when he became engaged to, had children with and set up house-keeping with another woman?
This site has some very interesting information: http://hyscience.typepad.com/